Lambèr Royakkers (1967) is an associate professor in the ethics of technology. He studied Philosophy and Social Sciences (Eindhoven 1991), Technical Mathematics (Eindhoven 1993), and Law (Tilburg 1999). He received his PhD at the Tilburg University in 1996. His dissertation was on the formalisation of normative rules with deontic logic. It has been revised rather thoroughly for the serie Law and Philosophy published by Kluwer Academic in 1998. Since 2007 he is also associate professor Military Ethics (0,5 fte) at the Netherlands Defence Academy, and since then his research attention has shifted to military ethics and technology. His research has an interdisciplinary character and is on the interface between ethics, law and technology in a military context. Currently he is projectleader of the NWO-project ‘Moral fitness of military personnel in a networked operational environment’. The main contribution in his research is to deal with the ethical and legal dilemmas/problems which have been leveraging by modern military technology. With Ibo van de Poel, he is now finishing the book Ethics, Engineering and Technology which will be published by Blackwell in 2011.
Scientific publications (selection)
- Van de Poel, Ibo, Lamber Royakkers, and Sjoerd D. Zwart. forthcoming. Moral Responsibility and the Problem of Many Hands. Routledge.